Barbados Drivers License Renewal

  1. Barbados Driver License Renewal Fee

Driving on Barbados roads – The Legal Way

Foreign visitors and temporary residents in Barbados are required to obtain a temporary visitors drivers permit before they can drive on public roads.

The AIT/FIA, through its affiliated clubs, duly authorized by their governments as International Driving Permit issuing entities, is a large and experienced organization in the promotion and distribution of IDPs as part of their commitment to support and defend drivers’ rights and impulse road safety worldwide. BU tries to keep an eye on all developments occurring in the country. On this note the government must be complemented for maintaining an active GIS news presence on its portal and Facebook. Of interest to Barbadians is the news a driver's license can now be renewed remotely. This follows the use of technology to.

Barbados Visitors Driving Permit Locations

This license can be obtained from The Barbados Licensing Authority offices at:

Barbados Driver License Renewal Fee

  • The Pine, St. Michael – Tel: 535 – 8501 – 04
  • Holetown, St. James – Tel: 535 – 8162
  • Oistins, Christ Church – Tel: 535 8144
  • Treasury Building, Bridgetown – Tel: 535 – 8349
  • Roebuck Street, Bridgetown – Tel: 467 – 1177 / 21 / 34

(Offices are open between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm on Weekdays, Monday – Friday only)

  • Or from authorized car hire company in Barbados (since we are an authorised car rental company, for your convenience, we can arrange a driver permit)

Cost For Visitors Permit

The permit is available for two varied periods, each having different fee to consider

  • Visitors driving permit – US$ 5.00 for two months
  • Visitors driver’s license – US$ 50.00 for up to a maximum of one year.

Please Note: Barbados driving licenses are valid for over 2 months are only issued by the Barbados Licensing Authority offices

If you are going to rent a car to get around during your stay in Barbados, we will make it easy for you to acquire a tourist driving license valid for up to 2 months (in most cases our valued customers choose this option).

Minimum Age to obtain a drivers permit in Barbados

There is also an age restriction for obtaining a permit to drive

(minimum requirement is 21 years of age or older and will need to have a valid International drivers license issued from your country of residence).

Elderly citizens aged 70 years or older, and citizens with physical challenges wishing to acquire a temporary visitors driving license in Barbados will need to produce a medical certificate from a local medical practitioner proving they are fit and healthy to drive.

Arranging Your Visitors’ Driver’s Permit – For You the Customer ( Hirer )

When you arrive in Barbados the last thing you need is the hassle and inconvenience of having to queue up in a government office to get your required temporary driver’s permit.


With Drive Barbados, you can avoid all this stress.

We can advise you of in advance of your visit what is required and personally sort out all the administration and paperwork for you.

This means that when we meet you at the airport or sea port, we will not only have your car ready and waiting for you, but we will also be able to present you with your temporary driver’s permit at the same time.

Application Visitor Permit Online Barbados

Simple Steps to Get a Visitor Permit to Drive in Barbados

Every visitor needs a Visitor’s Registration Certificate (Visitor’s Permit) issued by the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) to drive on Barbadian roads.

The visitor driving permit is issued directly to the BRA via email by completing and submitting a duly filled application form.

The application process for the Barbados visitor’s driving license is straightforward and swift.

The requirements and charges depend on the duration of stay.

Applying for Visitor’s Permit for Duration of Stay Under 2 Months


  • A valid international driver’s license
  • Completed and scanned visitors permit application form. Download the application form.

The full details include:

  1. Your full name
  2. Country of residence
  3. Date of entry
  4. Address in Barbados
  • A BDS$ 10.00 fee payable through SurePay online

Applying for Visitor’s Permit for Duration of Stay Exceeding 2 Months


  • A valid international driver’s license.
  • A passport indicating your living or working status.
  • Completed and scanned visitors permit application form. Download the application form.

The full details include:

  1. Your full name
  2. Country of residence
  3. Date of entry
  4. Address in Barbados
  • A BDS$ 100.00 fee payable through SurePay online

Application and Follow-up Process

  • You can apply for a Barbados visitor’s permit by email through [email protected]
  • Once you fill and submit the visitor permit application form, the BRA will review and approve it.
  • An identifier unique to the application is then issued. This identifier is what you will use to make payment via SurePay.
  • The BRA processes permit application payments via the secure online payment platform SurePay.

You can conveniently make the payment online at

If you would like to make payment in one of their local locations, refer to their payment locations in Barbados.

  • SurePay will issue a receipt upon payment of the permit fee.
  • The payment confirmation report will be generated and sent to the Barbados Revenue Authority every hour.
  • Upon payment confirmation, the BRA will issue, via email, the visitor’s permit by the next business day.
  • You can follow up on the permit processing or get assistance via email [email protected] or phone number (246) 243 1698.

Please note that this service is offered exclusively to our customers
Further Info: Visit Barbados Licensing Authority Location

After successful completion of a theory and practical driving test a driver’s licence is issued. This licence gives persons the ability to drive legally on the streets of The Bahamas.

Driver’s licences expire at the end of the holder’s birth month and are issued for either one or three years. However, persons obtaining a driver’s licence for the first time can only have their new licence for a period of one year.


First time drivers applying for a driver’s licence should have successfully completed the theoretical and practical driving test examinations.

The following steps are required to obtain a driver’s licence:

  1. Present supporting documents to the Road Traffic Department, Driver’s Licence Unit.
  2. Upon verification of all information, the Photo Clerk will take the photograph and signature of the applicant. (In cases where the applicant possessed a learner’s permit, the photo and signature in the system can be used on the new driver’s licence.)
  3. Upon payment to the cashier, the driver’s licence Clerk will issue the new driver’s licence.

Application Form:

There are no application forms for this service.

  • Passport
  • National Insurance Card
  • Pass certificate from the Road Traffic Department, Examination Unit.
  • Non-Bahamians should present Passport, Permit to reside, issued by The Bahamas Immigration Department (Work Permit, Residency Permit, Spousal Permit or Permanent Resident Permit).

Turn-around time:

Once all the requirements are met, the licence can be issued on the same day. In some instances further processing of some applicants may be necessary and can take up to but not exceeding three(3) business days.


There are no deadlines for this service.

Related Fee(s):

The fees for a first time driver’s licence is calculated at BS$1.66 per month for the duration of the driver’s licence.

For more information, you may contact the Road Traffic Department at the address below:

Drivers’ Licence Unit:
Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
Eastern Entrance Section 4
P.O. Box N-1615
Nassau, The Bahamas

Examination Unit:
Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
Eastern Entrance Section 4 Rm 81E
P.O. Box N-1615
Nassau, The Bahamas

Agency Contact Info:
Road Traffic Department
Eastern Entrance Section 4
P O Box N-1615
Nassau, The Bahamas

Email: [email protected]

Tel.: (242)604-5402 (242)604-5404 (242)604-5409

Fax: (242)322-8910

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